Happy New Year! Here Are Our Biggest 2023 Moments…

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We’re recapping the biggest 2023 moments for New Year’s 2023!

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Cheers to 2024! 🎉

We’re recapping our 2023 milestones! From big life events, behind the scenes, all things viral, personal goals we crushed, & more.

We can’t believe another year is among us! When our team sat and reflected on all that we’ve accomplished in 2023 professionally and personally the list was long. We want to spread some positivity and joy by sharing our biggest events from the year. Cheers!


Hip2Save celebrated its 15th birthday. 

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On June 19th, 2023, Hip2Save celebrated its 15th birthday. You may have even seen our team’s birthday video over on Instagram! 😍 We had a pretty epic celebration too and hosted FIFTEEN days of giveaways with OVER $15,000 worth of prizes.

woman holding jumbo size gold foil 15 balloons in living room

To our readers…THANK YOU for showing up for us so we can show up for you every single day! We appreciate you more than you know.


Many Hip sidekicks celebrated just how long they’ve been working with Hip2Save. 

Paige with birthday tiara on

Every year we recognize many Hip sidekicks on their Hip-versary. Here are a few that really stood out in 2023 and have been with Hip for more than 5 years: Cass, our senior content manager, and Amber, our community leader, celebrated 8 years. Paige, our Facebook ninja, and Angela, our Amazon Affiliate Manager, celebrated 7 years, and Lina, our recipe and DIY content creator, celebrated 10 years! 👏🏻

Collin and Bryn Hip2Save

Most notably, Bryn, Collin’s big sister, celebrated 14 years at Hip! 😱 Bryn has been with Hip2Save since almost the beginning and has played a pivotal role in our incredible growth over the years. Read Collin’s sweet post on 14 reasons why she’s thankful for her big sis! ❤️

Happy anniversaries Hipsters! 🎉


We sold 20,000 packs of Gatorade in 2023. 

4 different flavored 6-packs of Gatorade Zero on counter

If you’ve ever wondered what we sold the most of on Amazon, this is it for 2023! It’s no secret our Hip2Save readers love their Gatorade since we topped the charts at 20,000 packs for 2023. 😱

To think of all the homes, sports games, vacations, and states across the US all of these Gatorade bottles went to is pretty darn cool.

Did you buy one of the 20,000 packs of Gatorade this year?

Speaking of Amazon, check out 23 Hip2Save Amazon best sellers of 2023!


We hit 200K Instagram followers in October. 

We love sharing content with our followers and believe there are so many reasons to follow Hip2Save on Instagram. We are thrilled to be bringing valuable content to over 200,000 followers as we close out 2023 and look forward to the next 100K who will join us!

Be sure to check out our 200K Instagram reel, where current Hip followers shared what they love about Hip2Save. 🥰


Hip had a handful of amazing content go viral. 

Chelsey’s pool noodle hack had over 5 million views! 😱

This was a cheap and easy way to stay cool during the summer for adults, kids, and even dogs! We highly recommend checking it out to make your 2024 summer extra cool.

@hip2save

Dash just released a new Mini waffle maker with 7 removable plates AND a storage box! We spotted this one at Costco! Keep your eyes open! #dash #dashwafflemaker #costcofinds #newcostcofinds #dealsfordays #dealsandsteals #hip2save

♬ greedy – Tate McRae

This Dash waffle maker video had nearly 2 million views. 

We know this one went viral because this one waffle maker came with SEVEN interchangeable plates! That means you have a festive plate for every holiday and it was just $29.99 at Costco.

Not a Costco member? You can find this waffle set at Walmart too.

Paige’s heartfelt holiday post reached 3.5 million people. 

Viral posts like this hit straight to the heart and remind everyone how important it is to be kind. We work hard to always spread positivity and it’s clear our readers enjoy the same. With over 3.5 million reach, we know we spread some holiday cheer this year. 🎄


Our LTK shop was born in 2023. 

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In 2023, we gave our readers another way to easily shop our faves! LTK makes it so simple to shop multiple products in one place and is an app for discovering top-rated products styled by your favorite influencers, from fashion, and beauty, to home, lifestyle, and so much more! If you’re not following us yet, 2024 has much more to come! We’d love for you to join us!

Hip Tip: Head over to our Shop LTK post to see what it’s all about and what’s trending right now!

We also joined Telegram so you can get deals faster. 

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Telegram is a FREE and super easy way to get notified right on your phone when the hottest deals, promo codes, legit freebies, and limited-time sales pop up! Considering we find the very best deals on the internet, we’re happy with this 2023 launch.

Find out how to join the Hip2Save Telegram now!


We started a public Facebook deals page.

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Our new Facebook deals group is open to anyone and is a great group to join if you find yourself scrolling Facebook often. Collin personally curates the deals posted to the Facebook group! She sifts through all the posts on the site to bring you the real gems – saving you time and money! 🌟💰

Join our Hip2Save Official Deal Group on Facebook now!


We spread joy and gave back, bringing Christmas cheer to many. 

Little boy excited on Christmas morning

Wrapping up the year on a heartwarming note! ❤️ 🎁 We went big on giving back, sending surprise gifts and spreading joy to those in need. When we asked for your help in identifying people facing challenges this holiday season, you stepped up. Together, we blessed over 30 individuals and famlies across the country, making their Christmas a bit brighter. We were able to donate thousands – all thanks to the incredible community we have here. 🌟💙 Thank you for making this impactful journey possible! 🙌✨


In other news, here are some amazing things our Hip team shared from off the clock in 2023: 


Bryn said 2023 was the year she committed to saying yes when it came to new opportunities. 

woman with boys standing outside in front of small airplane

Bryn said yes to opportunities in 2023 that she said she’d normally shy away from which also led to spending more intentional and focused time with her teenage boys as time with them is fleeting.


Soleil built a whole baby from scratch. 

cute baby on elephant playmat

All jokes aside, how cute is Friday? 😍 Back in June, Soleil welcomed her perfect baby boy. She’s pretty impressed with herself and the fact she grew this entire little human herself. Could he be any more perfect?


Melinda checked in from maternity leave to announce her fourth baby. 

kids holding newborn baby by fireplace

Melinda received the biggest Christmas blessing in 2023 and welcomed her fourth baby! They’re so thankful for their family’s sweet little blessing and she’s currently enjoying maternity leave and soaking up all the baby snuggles. Congrats Melinda!


Angela celebrated 10 years of being cancer-free.

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We couldn’t be happier for Angela and the fact she is 10 years of being cancer-free! We’re sending her good vibes and even more blessings in 2024.


Sara got engaged during a trip to California.

Man holding woman kissing side of face holding up engagement ring

Over the summer, Sara’s fiancé proposed during a birthday trip to California. It was the trip of a lifetime and they have been busy planning their 2024 summer wedding ever since.


Emily’s proud of completing about 40% of her vision board despite also getting engaged. 

framed vision board hanging on black wall in office

Emily said she completed nearly 40% of her vision board for 2023, which is a win in her book considering she’s also in the midst of wedding planning.

Hip Tip: Download our free New Year Bucket List printable to see what 2024 has in store for you.


Adam celebrated his 10th wedding anniversary.

family standing inside gazebo

Adam and his beautiful wife celebrated their 10th wedding anniversary! In 10 years, they’ve welcomed 3 girls to their family and to celebrate they revisited the resort where they got married. Congrats, Adam! 


Jessica celebrated her 15th anniversary and checked Chicago off her bucket list.

Couple standing in front of house of blues sign in Chicago

Jessica and her husband celebrated their 15th wedding anniversary in Chicago and said that the House of Blues, which had been on their bucket list, did not disappoint.

Dog wearing winter Santa hat

To top off their year, they even welcomed a new pup, Blue, to their family. They drove all the way to South Carolina from Illinois to adopt this little sweetie and said she fits right in.


Shane got married in 2023 and did some filmmaking too.

Bride and groom at wedding walking through wedding party

Speaking of weddings, Shane on our team got married in 2023. What’s so cool about his marriage is that he met his wife Jacee while working here at Hip. 🤩 His day was perfect and they enjoyed an Alaskan cruise for their honeymoon.

man in purple dark room holding pole for filmmaking

That’s not all Shane accomplished in 2023. He also noted being a part of several film sets and he saw Taylor Swift in concert and became a certified Swifty.


Lina said 2023 was all about self-care and she lost 35 pounds. 

woman holding a phone taking mirror selfie at spa countertop

In 2023, Lina prioritized self-care, catching up on doctor’s appointments, embracing a skincare routine, and losing 35 pounds! This not only improved her overall health but also eliminated pain. With 2024 approaching, Lina anticipates an even better year! 👏🏻


Our Hip sidekick, Kelli, retired from teaching and joined Hip2Save.  

Family taking selfie in front of ocean

After teaching middle schoolers for many years, Kelli decided to retire from her full-time teaching job and now works as a deal writer full-time at Hip2Save. She’s so glad she made this change and also announced her daughter is expecting her first grandchild in May 2024!👶


Trish’s family grew by feet and paws.

Woman holding baby on the couch

Trish said 2023 was a great year for her! In January, her second granddaughter was born. 😍 In March, she started working at Hip2Save. And she got a new puppy in December. We can’t wait to see what’s in store for her next year!


Collin worked hard on being fully present in 2023.

Collins kids

Collin’s 2023 was all about soaking up the present moments. Amidst these moments, her middle son Ayden graduated high school and embarked on his college journey, her eldest hit the big 22, and her daughter embraced junior year in high school. 🌟🎓👨‍🎓👩‍🎓 Time truly flies! 🥹 How did Collin’s kiddos grow up so fast?! 😢

Drop your 2023 highlights in the comments, and let’s celebrate those wins together! 🎉✨ 


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About the writer:

Sara is a self-taught blogger & photographer and brings 9+ years of experience to her craft. Her work has been featured in numerous esteemed publications, spanning building, travel, and fashion. Beyond her creative pursuits, Saraโ€™s primary mission is to empower others to embrace a toxic-free & sustainable lifestyle.


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Comments 19

  1. acgold

    Thank you for sharing all this good news. We all need a reminder to hear and see that there are so many good things happening in the world. Thank you to the H2S team and here’s to an even better, happier 2024!

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      You’re very welcome! Hope you have a wonderful new year! ๐ŸŽ‰โค๏ธ

  2. Charlene3

    Have a Happy New Year too!! Thank you for helping me save money. It’s awesome to go to one place online to find current discounts & savings.

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      You’re most welcome! Thank YOU for joining us each day! Glad you’re loving all of the deals! ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿค—

  3. JL

    Love this. Happy New Yearโ€™s!

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      Happy New Year to you too! ๐ŸŽŠ

  4. Ashley

    Happy New year! Thank you all for the dedication you put into saving us Hipsters money and sharing deals. One of my highlights was meeting Collin & Brynn on the Cape over the summer. Lina, please share your tips and recipes! Youโ€™ve always been beautiful, Im happy youโ€™re feeling healthy! Youโ€™re all amazing!

    • Lina

      Thanks so much Ashley for the sweet comment! โค๏ธ How fun to meet Collin and Bryn ๐Ÿ‘

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      Happy New Year Ashley! ๐Ÿฅณ It was SO awesome getting to meet ya! ๐Ÿฅฐ

  5. tamijb63@gmail.com

    Happy New Hip Family!!!

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      Happy New Year! ๐ŸŽ‰

  6. Liz Curtis

    Happy New Year h2s our favorite site to place to shop ! Ty for all your efforts to bring us the best Deals . You guys are the BEST ! ๐Ÿ˜

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      You’re welcome, Liz! Thank YOU for the kind words and for being a part of our HIP community! We truly appreciate you! ๐Ÿ’ž๐Ÿ’ž

  7. Heather C

    Have been following h2s since the beginning… hard to believe is been 15 years ๐Ÿฅฒ Happy New year Collin and crew!

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      How awesome! Thanks a TON for being here since the beginning! It sure means a lot. โค๏ธโค๏ธ Hope you have an amazing year ahead. ๐Ÿค—

  8. Sherri

    Happy New Year…

  9. Diana

    Congratulations for all the wonderful news your team has to share for the past year and thank you for your hard work! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

  10. diane

    Happy New Year ! Thanks to you and staff for all the savings all year thru . Looking forward to the best year ever !!

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      You’re welcome, Diane! Thanks to you for being a loyal follower! ๐Ÿฅฐ Glad you’ve been able to grab the savings you’ve needed most through the years! ๐Ÿ’ž

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